A Matter of Trust


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 11, 2004 Most Americans yet believe President Bush did the right thing in ridding Iraq and the world of Saddam Hussein. Yet, how we were persuaded to go to war raises grave questions about the character and competence of those who led us into it. As we now know, […]

Mitt Romney: Meet Calvin Coolidge


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 9, 2004 “There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.” With that sentence in a letter to Sam Gompers of the AFL, denouncing the Boston police strike of 1919, Gov. Calvin Coolidge electrified a nation and found himself on the Republican ticket […]

What Are We Doing There?


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 4, 2004 Napoleon III, Emperor of France, saw his opportunity. With the United States sundered and convulsed in civil war, he would seize Mexico, impose a Catholic monarchy and block further expansion of the American republic. In 1863, a French army marched into Mexico City. In 1864, Maximilian, the […]

A Northern Strategy for Kerry-Gephardt


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 2, 2004 With the demise of Howard Dean and the emergence of John Kerry, the White House has seen its big chance for a blowout on the scale of the Nixon and Reagan landslides slip away. President Bush remains the winter-book favorite to win in 2004. Perhaps going away. […]

Jefferson vs. the Nashville Schools


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 28, 2004 At the Catholic school we attended long ago, the school year was divided into eight marking periods. At the end of each, a report card was handed out. Each student was graded in each of half a dozen subjects. The grades ranged from A+ to C- for […]

Bush Prepares the Battlefield


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 26, 2004 After reading the State of the Union address, one appreciates how much greater a grasp George W. Bush has of politics than did his father. For this was the sort of speech one would expect to hear from a candidate who had just been nominated at his […]

For Truth in Journalism


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by Patrick J Buchanan – January 21, 2004 In 2002, Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto, the managing editor for business at the network, contributed $1,000 to a fund-raising dinner for President Bush. So reveals Howard Kurtz, media critic for the Washington Post. Informed of Cavuto’s contribution, John Moody, Fox News vice president, lamented, “I wish […]